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Prospective Appraiser

Interested in a career as a real estate appraiser?  The process to become a licensed or certified real estate appraiser includes education and training.  Though the AQB sets the standards, the requirements are different for each state.  To make understanding the process for your state easier, this website has a series of resources for prospective appraisers.

Career Information

Is a career as a real estate appraiser right for you?  A great place to start is to read our articles about real estate careers.

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State Requirements

Real estate appraisers are licensed and certified by their state.  Each state publishes their requirements online, though they are sometimes difficult to find.  We provide information for each state, as well as links to the state’s websites.

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Education Information

Education is important in all phases of a real estate appraisal career.  In order to get licensed or certified, an appraiser must meet their state’s requirements for qualifying eduction. Then continuing education is required through an appraiser’s career. To learn more about education requirements, you can read our articles about appraiser education.

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Trainee

Trainee (or apprentice) is typically the first position to becoming a certified or licensed real estate appraiser. Although the requirements can be different for each state, trainees typically need to meet an educational requirement and a number of hours of training under a supervisor.

State Requirements

Trainee and education information can vary by state.  Each state publishes their requirements online, though they are sometimes difficult to find.  We provide information for each state, as well as links to the state’s websites.

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How to Find a Supervisor

One of the most common questions we get from trainees is how to find a supervisor.  Although there is no easy answer, we published an article to provide some guidance.

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Qualifying Education

Education for appraiser is critical in every stage of your career.  You can take courses in a physical classroom, or pace yourself by taking them online.  Appraiser Sidekick is partnered with Career WebSchool for online courses, and you can view the course offerings for your state on their website.

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Certified or Licensed

Certified and licensed appraisers are required to take continuing education courses. Those appraisers who are self employed or own an appraisal business may need to market their business.

State Requirements

Continuing education requirements can vary by state. Each state publishes their requirements online, though they are sometimes difficult to find.  We provide information for each state, as well as links to the state’s websites.

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Marketing with a Website

If you have your own real estate appraisal business, you’re going to need to market it.  An important part of marketing any small business these days is to have a professional website that provides value to your website’s visitors.  Appraiser Sidekick can make a website for your business.

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Continuing Education

Continuing education is a requirement for all certified and licensed real estate appraisers.  You can take courses in a physical classroom, or pace yourself by taking them online.  Appraiser Sidekick is partnered with Career WebSchool for online courses, and you can view the course offerings for your state on their website.

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